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11 Tips for Naturally Radiant Skin

We wholeheartedly believe that skincare isn't just about looking good—it's about nurturing yourself from the inside out and feeling good too. Whether you're just starting your skincare journey or looking to enhance your current routine, we've gathered a collection of noteworthy tips to help you achieve that coveted radiant complexion.  From nourishing foods to mindful skincare practices, get ready to let your natural glow shine through with these easy, actionable tips!



Moisture Mission

After washing, moisturize to maintain healthy skin. Choose natural products (be sure to read those ingredient labels!) that lock in moisture, promote healing, and provide antioxidants for a glowing, youthful appearance. Avoid over-exfoliating skin and don’t skip moisturizer, even if your face feels oily.

Actionable Tip

Apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp from a shower or face rinse to seal in extra hydration.  This really works!  Our apricot oil salves feel heavenly after washing, drying, and immediately applying. Natural Salves | Beeswax Salve | Northern Glow Soap & Skincare – northernglowsoap.com



Water Works

Stay hydrated for healthy skin. Drinking enough water isn't just a myth—it's crucial for keeping your skin moisturized, healthy, and glowing.

Actionable Tip

While the guideline of eight 8-ounce glasses per day is a good start, everyone's water needs vary. Pay attention to your body's signals to determine your optimal hydration level.



Skincare Steady

Finding the right cleansing routine is crucial for healthy, radiant skin. Avoid over-washing, as it can strip moisture and stimulate excess oil production.

Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to keep your skin in top shape. Remember, the key to radiant skin lies in clearing your 'canvas' by thoroughly removing debris like dirt, oil, and pollution particles that can clog pores and dull your complexion. And don’t forget, skincare isn't one-size-fits-all; it's about finding what works best for your unique needs. 

Actionable Tip

Consistency is key. Sticking to a basic regimen (with clean, natural ingredients) to maintain healthy, glowing skin is a must.



Nourish Your Glow

Eat antioxidant-rich foods for radiant skin. Dark, leafy greens and berries like blueberries are excellent sources for skin health. Include foods like kale, spinach, and even dark chocolate for a skin-nourishing boost. Vitamin C, found in oranges, blueberries, and sweet potatoes, supports immune strength and radiant skin. Foods high in healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, and seeds offer multiple skin and body benefits. Remember, a healthy diet benefits your entire body, including your skin.

Actionable Tip

Avoid excess sugar, saturated fats, processed food, and alcohol to maintain healthy, glowing skin.



Hot, Cold, or Just Right

To maintain beautiful, glowing skin, shorten your showers and avoid using excessively hot water when washing up. Hot water strips away your skin's natural oils, leaving it dull, dry, and compromising its protective barrier.

Actionable Tip

Stick to lukewarm water when cleansing to preserve skin's natural oils and to avoid dryness. This works especially well during cold, dry months.



Kitchen Spa

Using a natural skincare mask offers numerous benefits for your skin and is a fantastic way to hydrate deeply, eliminate excess oils, remove dead skin, and enhance moisture levels. There are a ton of natural ingredients (think food!)  that can help promote softer, smoother, and an overall healthier complexion. 

Actionable Tip

First, identify your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive) to tailor your recipe. Next, explore natural foods such as avocado, honey, or yogurt that can be used to create homemade face masks specifically designed to address your skin concerns.



Sunny Side Up

For glowing skin, protect yourself from too much sun exposure. Wear hats, long sleeves, and sunscreen (SPF 30+) to shield against UV rays. Use UV-filtering sunglasses and seek shade from 11am-3pm to minimize sun damage and maintain healthy skin.

Actionable Tip

*Always seek advice from your physician before determining your sun exposure limits.*

Ensuring adequate vitamin D levels through sunlight exposure is crucial. For lighter skin tones, 10-15 minutes daily is sufficient, while darker skin types may need 25-40 minutes. However, avoid prolonged exposure that leads to pink or sunburnt skin, as it increases the risk of skin damage and cancer.  



 Chill Out, Glow On

Stress can increase inflammation, reduce blood flow to the skin, and slow down healing processes. To combat stress, prioritize enjoyable activities, and practicing relaxation techniques like yoga or mindfulness.  Chronic stress can significantly impact your skin health, making self-care essential.

Actionable Tip

Try incorporating calming practices into your routine, such as exercise, prioritizing quality sleep, and integrating breathing exercises or meditation for added relaxation and skin health benefits.  Turn your shower into a spa!  We love incorporating shower steamers from time to time. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers | Shower Fizzy | At Home Spa – northernglowsoap.com



Keep it Clean

Maintain clean makeup tools and pillows for clearer, glowing skin. Makeup brushes, bags, and sponges can harbor bacteria, dead skin cells, and oils that clog pores. Clean them every other week to prevent buildup.

Actionable Tip

Consider opting for satin or silk pillowcases, as they're gentler on skin and can help reduce breakouts. Also, think about using a natural bar of soap to clean your makeup brushes. We recommend Natural Soap for Face | Gentle Goat Milk Soap – northernglowsoap.com for a cleanse that's free of additives.


A natural soap for face and body, made with goat milk.  Dried oats are spread around a white bar of soap. 

Sleeping Beauty

Sleep supports mental well-being and allows the body to heal, which benefits the skin's appearance and function. Research indicates that inadequate sleep may accelerate skin aging and compromise its barrier function.

Quality sleep can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin dissatisfaction. Remember, individual sleep needs may vary, so listen to your body's cues for optimal rest.

Actionable Tip

Aim for 7–9 hours of sleep each night to optimize your skin's health.



Smooth Operator

Exfoliation is essential for glowing skin.  Gentle exfoliation with non-irritating ingredients removes dead skin cells, improves skin texture and increases the effectiveness of your skincare products for a brighter complexion. However, it's important not to overdo it.

Actionable Tip

Apply your exfoliant of choice using small, circular motions then rinse off with lukewarm water—avoiding hot temperatures. Listen to your skin's needs and always patch-test new exfoliators before applying them to your face.

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